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Weber: Clarinet Concertos

Weber / Fiterstein / West
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9416   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Alexander Fiterstein
Conductor:  Martin West
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op. 73 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Alexander Fiterstein (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Martin West
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 22 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Clarinet no 2 in E flat major, J 118/Op. 74 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Alexander Fiterstein (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Martin West
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 22 Minutes 12 Secs. 
3.
Concertino for Clarinet in E flat major, J 109/Op. 26 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Alexander Fiterstein (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Martin West
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Munich, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, CA 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Elegant performances January 15, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "Mozart was the first major composer to compose a clarinet concerto, but Weber runs a close second. Written a generation after Mozart, Weber's two clarinet concerti hold a similar place in the repertoire. Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein brings out those similarities in this new recordings. His liquid tone and precise intonation bring a classical elegance to these works -- a touch Mozart might appreciate. Yet Fiterstein nimbly leaps about, almost dancing with the music. Perhaps its appropriate then, that he should be accompanied by a ballet orchestra, then. The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, directed by Martin West provide a light and transparent ensemble sound that further strengthen the similarities between Mozart and Weber. That's not to say these are pretty performances. Fiterstein and company provide plenty of drama and weight when required to -- especially in the second concerto. On the whole, appealing and inviting performances of these familiar works." Report Abuse
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